How to Paint Leopard Print Nails

Very basic guide to leopard print nails. No special tools needed!

9.6k Views 369 Likes 13 Comments
1
Image for Step 1

Choose 2 opaque colors that look good together. Black polish for contour works and looks best, but any dark color goes. I used essie beach bum blu & borrowed and blue, black to the future by nicole

2
Image for Step 2

Push a toothpick against a hard surface to make the tip blunt. We will be using this when we need to paint with more detail.

Recommended For You
3
Image for Step 3

Paint your nails with two coats of your base color to make it opaque.

4
Image for Step 4

Using your second color, make irregularly shaped blobs across your nail. You can use the brush itself, or dot it on with the toothpick.

5
Image for Step 5

Drip a small puddle of black nail polish onto a piece of paper. Dip the tip of your toothpick in it.

6
Image for Step 6

Using light, tapping/patting motions, paint the border of the blobs using the black polish with the toothpick. Leave some gaps in the contouring!

7
Image for Step 7

Don't worry if your contouring isn't perfect. If anything, you should try to make the contours irregular - thick & thin, with gaps, etc

8
Image for Step 8

This is what a finished nail should look like.

9
Image for Step 9

You can change up this basic look by switching base & blob colors. I alternated base colors on my nails.

10
Image for Step 10

:)

keyboard shortcuts:     previous step     next step
Comments
13 COMMENTS
View More Comments